Tractebel adds 30MW Flexeiras wind

Brazil’s biggest private generator Tractebel Energia has turned on the 30MW Flexeiras I wind farm, located in the northeast state of Ceará.

The project was built to serve the unregulated market and its turbines were supplied by German manufacturer Siemens.

In November 2012, Fleixeiras was listed by the United Nations Organization as part of the Clean Development Mechanism framework.

“The listing acknowledges the company’s investments’ contribution to clean and sustainable development, enabling it to generate carbon credits for the duration of the facilities’ life,” said Tractebel, a subsidiary of French giant GDF Suez.

Tractebel has 159MW of operational wind farms in Brazil.

The generator is also working on the construction of a 3MW solar pilot project in the city of Tubarão in the southern state of Santa Catarina, where the company has its headquarters.